Sunday, February 28, 2021

Special NHCC Meeting Monday, March 1, at 7 PM

Results of PSA Interclub Competition

To Be Shown at NHCC on March 1

 

The New Haven Camera Club hosted a Photographic Society of America interclub competition this month. 
Camera Clubs from across the country have participated. The judging has been completed and the results will be shown 
at tomorrow's meeting. New Haven Camera club images were not included in this competition, as we are in a different group. 
However, this is a wonderful opportunity for our club members to view some really outstanding images. As each image is presented,
its score will be revealed and a short comment may also be given as to why the image scored as it did.

See you tomorrow at 7 PM.

Friday, February 26, 2021

The Monthly Scores for the February 2021 Competition Have Been Posted

 The monthly scores for the February competition have been posted. You can find them here: February Scores The current cumulative competition scores can be found here: Cumulative Scores 

Here are the links for the September Scores

                                       October Scores

                                        November Scores

                                        January Scores

If you would like to view the images again click here: Competition Photos

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


 

                                                  …. NEXT PHOTO CHALLENGE

BOOTHE MEMORIAL PARK, STRATFORD CT

There’s still time to share your vision of the beautiful Boothe Memorial Park!

Between now and February 28th, take a ride to Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main Street, Stratford CT and see what attracts your artistic vision.

Submit up to 4 photos.  The images will be put together into a slideshow and shown at next month’s meeting.  No judging or comments.  Just for fun and to share with your NHCC colleagues!!

Each photographer should send Colleen Reilly no more than 4 images, sized as usual competition 1400 px by 1050 px.   Please name them using this format:  ayost_01, ayost_02 etc.  And then email them to Colleen at colleen@halleycomm.net. 

Have fun! And remember the deadline is February 28th. 

Sunday, February 21, 2021

NHCC Member Needs Help With Exposures.

 


NHCC Member Needs Help!!!

 

A member needs help with exposure.  Read about her concerns below.  If you can help, let Jan know and she will connect you. jmdteach@comcast.net

 

“I have a Nikon D3500, some pictures I can tell looking at them in camera that they are too dark or too light, but others look good in camera but then when I put them on the computer, they are too dark or too light.”

 

“Is there someone in the club who can help me figure this out?”

"Lensball Photography" by Marie Altenburg March 8th via Zoom

 Using a crystal ball is not just for fairy tale princesses.  Many photographers use such a device to capture an inverted version of a scene that's in the background.  But in this presentation, you’ll learn how to create unique graphic designs that will almost pop off the page.  And they can be created indoors in your home or office.




    Marie Altenburg’s Bio, in her own words:

When I left classroom teaching, my career did not end. Photography, which I have always enjoyed, has now become a major part of my life. Photography is a wonderful way to continue teaching while expressing my artistic side using all the new tools available to photographers. Not only do I create photographic art but I also teach and give presentations on the techniques I use. I have given these presentations in various locales around the country - on both the eastern and western coasts of the United States and from the north to the south. I look forward to each one and to the photographers I meet – either in person or virtually. Camera clubs, photographic conventions, and other organizations of interest to photographers are always welcome to contact me for this purpose. I enjoy meeting people and sharing my photographic techniques. I also judge camera club competitions and offer positive critiques to help others improve their photography. I am considered a master photographer although that term seems daunting because I am always learning new techniques and expanding my photographic vision.

I have volunteered my services in various venues, including a summer camp for children experiencing the devastation of cancer.

My photographs have received awards in salons and galleries throughout the country, have appeared in magazines, and have been sold in museum gift shops.


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Special NHCC Meeting on March 1

Results of PSA Interclub Competition

To Be Shown at NHCC on March 1

 

The New Haven Camera Club is hosting a Photographic Society of America interclub competition this month. 
Camera Clubs from across the country will participate. The judging will not be open for public viewing. 
However, the results will be shown at a special NHCC meeting on March 1, 2021. This will be an opportunity for 
our club members to view some really outstanding images. Keep the date open and join us. 
Your zoom invitation will be sent out later next week.

 

Reminder: 

The New Haven Camera Club's February competition images are due this Friday, February 19, at 11:59 PM. 
The Assigned Subject for this month is "Doors or Windows."

Monday, February 15, 2021

Participate in a fun and free Pandemic Inspired Photo Showcase

 Get your cameras out!

All individual members of any of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) camera clubs are invited to participate in a fun and free Pandemic Inspired Photo Showcase! This event is designed so everyone can participate from their own homes. There are five categories and only one photo may be entered in each. You can enter photos in as many categories as you like, from just one to all five, however, you can’t enter the same photo in more than one category. All photos must have been taken in 2021.

Categories

  • Pandemic Partners 
  • In the Safety Zone  
  • Mealtime
  • Games
  • My Life in Black and White

This is your chance to get creative! A category’s “meaning” is open to your interpretation! Let’s have some fun with this! Everyone who participates and enters at least one photo will then be eligible to select their top favorite in each category. The one catch is you can’t choose your own entry.

Even though this showcase is focused on individual participants, the NECCC camera club with the greatest percentage of members participating will be recognized. Encourage your fellow members to submit their photos too!

Upload your photos from April 5-21, then choose your favorite in each category from April 22-30. Fan favorites will be announced on May 4.

Find more details and the complete timeline at https://photo.NECCC.org

It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with!

NECCC Showcase Committee,

Showcase@NECCC.org

iPhoneography Workshop March 9, 2021 via Zoom

 iPhoneography Workshop

 

March 9, 2021, 7:00  On ZOOM

 

Presenter:  Jerry Hug is an award-winning photographer and a retired fine arts educator and administrator from the Maine Township Illinois High Schools. Jerry lectures and teaches at photographic conferences and workshops throughout the country. He is considered one of the go-to iPhone photography experts and is published in national journals. His work has produced permanent photo exhibits funded by the Illinois Arts Council featuring historical places in Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Niles, Illinois. 

Visit his website at Jerryhug.com

In order to get the most from this workshop, you need two apps: Snapseed and Retouch. Retouch is sometimes called Touch/Retouch (Snapseed is free while Retouch has a small fee.)

Prior to the workshop, I will send workshop attendees  two photos from Jerry.  We will work on these photos, on our own phone, with Jerry guiding us.

We are so appreciative that Jerry is giving his time and talent to the New Haven Camera Club at no charge.  Notedly, this workshop is the result of efforts from Denise Salana and Stephen Brenner.

 

Zoom Outline for iPhoneography

 

1. Purchasing your iPhone and what you need when you upgrade.

2. Setting up your cellphone for both quality photos and videos and how to hold and shoot in Manual Mode.

3. Add on external hardware and equipment for Mobile use. (If time how to shoot Infrared on your cellphone.)

4. My favorite applications (apps)

5. Organizing images for viewing and ‘Slideshows”

6. Traveling with only Mobile devices by Photography (advantages and limitations)

7. How I use specialized app for getting better results. Camera and Editing apps.

8. Using textures both handmade and purchased.

9. How I store my images on the devices and use iCloud.

10. Printing directly from the Mobile device to the best Canon or Epson printer

Sign up with Jan Doyle.  Email her at jmdteach@comcast.net with iPhoneography in the subject line.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Photo Contest Pro is open for February 22 Competition Images

February 22 Competition deadline is Friday, Feb 19, at 11:59 PM

Images can be 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high. This change is in keeping with the New England Camera Club Council which has changed its image sizes for interclub competitions.

Here are some examples of images which can be submitted:

a landscape which is 1400 x 1050

a vertical which is 800 x 1050

a square image which is 1050 x 1050

Note that the vertical dimension cannot be more than 1050.

If you accidentally forget to resize your images, Photo Contest Pro may still accept them if they are not too far off.

However, everyone should strive to resize their images to conform to the guidelines.

 

The Assigned Subject for February is "Doors or Windows."

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Photo Challenge for February: Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford, CT

 



                            BOOTHE MEMORIAL PARK, STRATFORD CT

Since so many club members tried going to Gulf Beach, we’re going to do this again!! Between now and February 28th, you can go to Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main Street, Stratford CT and take any type of photos. 

This 32-acre park was donated to the Town of Stratford by the Boothe family in 1911.  It is open to the public and has a number of building and gardens.  It could be a challenge in the winter months but our hope is that you will be inspired to try something different, especially off-season. 

And our next Assigned Subject is “windows and doors” and you will find many there.   So get up and going!!

Each photographer should send Colleen no more than 4 images, sized as usual 1400 x 1050.   Please name them using this format:  ayost_01, ayost_02 etc.  And then email them to Colleen at colleen@halleycomm.net.  Remember the deadline is February 28th. 

The images will be put together into a slideshow and shown at next month’s meeting.  No judging or comments.  Just for fun and to share with your NHCC colleagues!!


Friday, February 5, 2021

Composite Photography: Capturing The Imagination By Hannah Munroe February 8, 2021 Via Zoom



Conceptual Photographer Hannah Munroe will be presenting Composite Photography: Capturing The Imagination. This workshop/presentation is as engaging as it is educational. She will be covering her process for capturing her imagination, the importance of story in her work as well as including tips for shooting and editing composites. Her presentation is intended to inspire others to realize and embrace the importance of their uniqueness in both photography and life. You can check out her work at nonnistudios.net.


Hannah Munroe is a conceptual artist and speaker. Her images are the product of the interchange between her private life and imaginative world. She utilizes the camera to capture her imagination by digitally merging multiple pictures together to create dynamic scenes that tell passionate and poignant tales. Munroe began photography in 2014. She is self-taught and has been an active award-winning member with Flagpole Photographers in Newtown, CT since October 2016. Her image “The Paper Dress” received 2nd place at New England Camera Club Council Winter 2020. In March 2020, she was the recipient of five nominee awards from the 6th Fine Art Photography Awards. Born in Massachusetts, she currently lives in Bethel, CT with her two school-age children.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Spring 2021 NHCC programs

Spring 2021 NHCC programs

Feb. 8 --  "Composite Photography: Capturing The Imagination" by Hannah Munroe

March 1 -- PSA interclub Competition 

March 8 -- "Lensball" Marie Altenburg

March 29 -- "Still Life Photography" Sandy Ballough

April 12 -- "How to create dozens of colorful, abstract works of art from a single photograph" by Phil Atiyeh 

May 10 -- "Create Still Life Images with Impact" by Mark Battista 

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Composite Photography: Capturing The Imagination By Hannah Munroe February 8, 2021 Via Zoom

                 




Conceptual Photographer Hannah Munroe will be presenting Composite Photography: Capturing The Imagination. This workshop/presentation is as engaging as it is educational. She will be covering her process for capturing her imagination, the importance of story in her work as well as including tips for shooting and editing composites. Her presentation is intended to inspire others to realize and embrace the importance of their uniqueness in both photography and life. You can check out her work at nonnistudios.net.


Hannah Munroe is a conceptual artist and speaker. Her images are the product of the interchange between her private life and imaginative world. She utilizes the camera to capture her imagination by digitally merging multiple pictures together to create dynamic scenes that tell passionate and poignant tales. Munroe began photography in 2014. She is self-taught and has been an active award-winning member with Flagpole Photographers in Newtown, CT since October 2016. Her image “The Paper Dress” received 2nd place at New England Camera Club Council Winter 2020. In March 2020, she was the recipient of five nominee awards from the 6th Fine Art Photography Awards. Born in Massachusetts, she currently lives in Bethel, CT with her two school-age children.


Monday, February 1, 2021

An Exciting Show Of Our Gulf Beach Photos Monday February 8, 2021

 

AN EXCITING SHOW OF OUR GULF BEACH PHOTOS

Monday February 8, 2021

 

A short program of the Gulf Beach photos taken by 13 of our club members will be shown at the beginning of our regular meeting on Monday February 8that7:00 pm.  Thanks go to Colleen Reilly for putting the images together with lively music too!!  So please come a little early or on time to enjoy the work of your colleagues which will inspire you to try our….

 

….NEXT PHOTOCHALLENGE

BOOTHE MEMORIAL PARK, STRATFORD CT

Since so many club members tried going to Gulf Beach, we’re going to do this again!! Between now and February 28th, you can go to Boothe Memorial Park, 5800 Main Street, Stratford CT and take any type of photos. 

This 32-acre park was donated to the Town of Stratford by the Boothe family in 1911.  It is open to the public and has a number of building and gardens.  It could be a challenge in the winter months but our hope is that you will be inspired to try something different, especially off-season. 

And our next Assigned Subject is “windows anddoors” and you will find many there.   So get up and going!!

Each photographer should send Colleen no more than 4 images, sized as usual 1400 x 1050.   Please name them using this format:  ayost_01, ayost_02 etc.  And then email them to Colleen at colleen@halleycomm.net.  Remember the deadline is February 28th. 

The images will be put together into a slideshow and shown at next month’s meeting.  No judging or comments.  Just for fun and to share with your NHCC colleagues!!


iPhoneography Workshop March 9, 2021 via Zoom

 iPhoneography Workshop

 

March 9, 2021, 7:00  On ZOOM

 Presenter:  Jerry Hug is an award-winning photographer and a retired fine arts educator and administrator from the Maine Township Illinois High Schools. Jerry lectures and teaches at photographic conferences and workshops throughout the country. He is considered one of the go-to iPhone photography experts and is published in national journals. His work has produced permanent photo exhibits funded by the Illinois Arts Council featuring historical places in Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Niles, Illinois. 

Visit his website at Jerryhug.com

In order to get the most from this workshop, you need two apps: Snapseed and Retouch. Retouch is sometimes called Touch/Retouch (Snapseed is free while Retouch has a small fee.)

Prior to the workshop, I will send workshop attendees  two photos from Jerry.  We will work on these photos, on our own phone, with Jerry guiding us.

We are so appreciative that Jerry is giving his time and talent to the New Haven Camera Club at no charge.  Notedly, this workshop is the result of efforts from Denise Salana and Stephen Brenner.

 

Zoom Outline for iPhoneography

 

1. Purchasing your iPhone and what you need when you upgrade.

2. Setting up your cellphone for both quality photos and videos and how to hold and shoot in Manual Mode.

3. Add on external hardware and equipment for Mobile use. (If time how to shoot Infrared on your cellphone.)

4. My favorite applications (apps)

5. Organizing images for viewing and ‘Slideshows”

6. Traveling with only Mobile devices by Photography (advantages and limitations)

7. How I use specialized app for getting better results. Camera and Editing apps.

8. Using textures both handmade and purchased.

9. How I store my images on the devices and use iCloud.

10. Printing directly from the Mobile device to the best Canon or Epson printer

Sign up with Jan Doyle.  Email her at jmdteach@comcast.net with iPhoneography in the subject line.